Does it sometimes feel as though your insides are on the outside of your skin? Have you ever been told you are "too" sensitive?
In a world where we are often encouraged to develop a "thicker skin," dismissal and criticism (including self-criticism) can be regular occurrences. What are the possibilities of honoring the gifts of sensitivity while still recognizing the challenges?
Empathic conversation, rooted in the principles of Non-Violent Communication and coupled with creative movement, invites us to connect with our experiences around being sensitive, receptive, and highly aware, with compassion and support. When we are accompanied in experiences of shame, isolation, and judgement (internal and external), we can become more present to ourselves and others. Creative movement allows for the embodied expression of long-held feelings, bringing us from our heads into our hearts and toward a deeper level of self-connection and healing.
Note: All movement can be done seated, standing, or lying down, and all movement invitations are optional: you can fully participate whether you move or not. All forms of creative expression and embodiment, including stillness, is welcome.
About Sasha Soreff
Sasha Soreff is a New York City-based choreographer, dance teacher, empathy/movement facilitator, certified transformational coach,and cancer journeyer.
In workshops, Sasha weaves relational neuroscience, somatic movement, and transformational principles together, to support participants to discover deep self-connection and soulful expression—resulting in powerful, life-enhancing insights. Learn more about Sasha at sashasoreffdance.com